On Saturday, February 3rd Swiss radio and TV studios across the country will open their doors to the public to explain how they work and why it’s important to reject the upcoming NoBillag initiative. On March 4th Swiss citizens will decide through a national vote whether to abolish the media reception fee, previously collected through the company Billag (hence the initiative’s name “NoBillag”). Continue reading
Please find below the EXECUTIVE SUMMARY of the UNESCO Report, World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development (The final publication is expected later in December.):
There is an interesting paragraph about ‘zero-rating’ an net neutrality: Continue reading
The third CMFE media literacy workshop part of the Media Against Hate campaign took place at Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik in Hamburg on November 23rd – 24th as a pre-event to the Conference on Migration and Media Awareness.
A round table discussion on the topic of “Empowerment and protection of women journalists and media makers” opened the media literacy workshop. Birgitte Jallov, Director of Empowerhouse and CMFE Board member, presented good practices for women’s empowerment through community media with case studies from Mozambique and Lao PDR. Continue reading
Thank you for taking part in our General Assembly in Hamburg on the 25th of November! We are happy to welcome new members of the board and we are glad to have your input on our action plan for 2018.
Thank you to Refugee Radio Network and all partners for organizing a great conference – find more here: https://www.cmma2017.info/
From 23rd to 26th November 2017, the Bundesverband Freier Radios – BFR the association of free radios in Germany and national organisation member of CMFE – invites to Hamburg, Germany, to attend this year’s congress, the Zukunftswerkstatt Community Media 2017. In discussions, workshops and lectures, #zwcm2017 offers a joint exchange on media policy, radio practice and technology. The main focus will be on possibilities of trans-regional editoral cooperations, concepts of children’s and youth radio programs, the possibilities of self-organization and the creation of access to Free Radios.
Community Communication and Alternative Media Section Report
The 2017 IAMCR conference in Cartagena was particularly successful for the Community Communication and Alternative Media Section (COC). Researchers enjoyed a large, diverse and very lively program: Highlights included a panel on Indigenous media in Colombia and reaching out in Cartagena with the out of venue session at the Teatro de Bellas Artes with the panel ‘Knowledge and dialogue on streets and for resilient neighborhoods: Young communicators and the right to a healthy life’. Salvatore Scifo, member of the CMFE expert group, has written a report about the section. Continue reading
This year’s CMFE General Assembly will take place on November 25, 2017 (Saturday) during the Conference on Migration and Media Awareness 2017 in Hamburg (the conference page http://www.cmma2017.info/). Participation and attendance of members in GA is very important for us, as we will talk about future plans and strategies, exchange ideas and share news about recent developments in our members’ countries. Unfortunately, we cannot cover your travel costs but please let us know if you are planning to come.
We invite you to join us in Hamburg or contact us beforehand to contribute with your ideas to our discussions!
at Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik, Hamburg, Germany – November 24rd – 25th
The Conference on Media and Migration Awareness is a two-day event jointly organized by Refugee Radio Awareness Network, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Radio e.V Freies Sender Kombinat and Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik. It convenes approximately 250 participants to engage in discussions with key stakeholders (policy makers, educators, social workers, activists, bloggers, journalists, or representatives of communities) around the importance of social empowerment and participation. Continue reading
A new resource is available, reports Birgitte Jallov, EMPOWERHOUSE and Member of the CMFE board, for community radio regulators – and all of us advocating for enabling legal community media environments: In September 2015 UNESCO called on community media stakeholders, representing governments, regulators, practitioners, NGOs and experts from all regions of the world to come and pool their experience on the challenges when wanting to support Community Media Sustainability – with a focus on policy and funding. Read more here.
The resulting recommendations are addressed to Governments and Regulators, to Community Media Outlets and Associations, and to UNESCO – the UN organization with the mandate on media, and to the international community. Continue reading